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Pittsburgh City United FC clinch UPSL Divisional playoff spot

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Pittsburgh City United FC defeated division opponent Western Ville CF 2-0 to clinch a spot in the Northeast Beltway North Divisional Playoffs.
With two games remaining, City United (6-2-2, 20pts) currently sit second in the division behind Inter Atlantic FC (7-1-1, 22pts).
The scoring opened early on in the 14th minute when the team’s leading scorer Christian Kapanda scored his 5th goal of the season on a beautiful chip shot to make it 1-0.
Battling injuries to six regular starters and numerous key reserves, City United played a 4-4-2 formation for the first time this season, limiting Western Ville’s wide attacking efforts.
PCUFC’s goalkeeper Judler Delva, earned an impressive clean sheet, with 13 saves, including one on a penalty in the first half.
Mathew Teitelbaum added his fourth goal of the season on an assist by Jett Blaschka, who leads the team with three helpers.
City United will be back in action this Saturday at 6:30pm at UPMC Graham Field for their regular home finale when they last place Athletic United FC as City United will next look to clinch home field advantage for the Beltway North Semi-Finals, which will to be held Wednesday November 10.

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John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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